Ashraf Z Al-Hamdan, Ph.D.

Clinical Assistant Professor, Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering

Biography

Dr. Al-Hamdan is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Alabama in Huntsville. He received his Ph.D. in Civil Engineering from the University of Illinois at Chicago in 2002. He has taught several undergraduate and graduate level courses in the areas of geotechnical, structural, and environmental engineering. Prior to joining the faculty of the University of Alabama in Huntsville, Dr. Al-Hamdan worked as a postdoctoral research associate for three years in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Central Florida, Orlando, Florida. He has been conducting research over the past ten years in the area of environmental and water resources engineering, with an emphasis on the fate and transport of pollutants in aquatic and soil systems, soil-contaminant interaction, water systems modeling, water resources management, and impact of climate change on water quantity and quality.

Education

  • Ph.D., Civil Engineering, University of Illinois at Chicago. 2002
  • M.S., Civil Engineering, Jordan University of Science and Technology, 1997
  • B.S., Civil Engineering, Jordan University of Science and Technology, 1994

Classes Taught


Honors and Awards

  • Most Outstanding Professor of The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering Award, Alabama Delta Chapter of Tau Beta Pi – The Engineering Honor Society, The University of Alabama in Huntsville, 2016.
  • Outstanding Faculty Teaching Award, College of Engineering, University of Alabama in Huntsville, 2014.
  • University Distinguished Teaching Award Nominee, University of Alabama in Huntsville, 2010.

Publications

Refereed Journal Papers

  • Reddy, K. R., and Al-Hamdan, A. Z. (2013) “Enhanced Sequential Flushing Process for Removal of Mixed Contaminants from Soils”, Water Air and Soil Pollution, Vol. 224, No. 12, pp. 1-13.
  • Hasan, M., Khan, S., Putcha, C., Al-Hamdan A. Z., and Glenn, C. M., (2013). “Predicting Rainfall Using the Principles of Fuzzy Set Theory and Reliability Analysis”, American Journal of Computational Mathematics, Vol. 3, pp. 337-348.
  • Ghosh, S., Mukherjee, S., Al-Hamdan, A. Z., and Reddy, K. R. (2013) “Efficacy of Fine-Grained Soil as Landfill Liner Material for Containment of Chrome Tannery Sludge”, Geotechnical and Geological Engineering, Vol. 31, No. 2, pp. 493-500.
  • Ghosh, S., Mukherjee, S., Sarkar, K., Al-Hamdan, A. Z., and Reddy, K. R. (2012) “Experimental Study on Chromium Containment by Admixed Soil Liner”, Journal of Environmental Engineering, ASCE, Vol. 138, No. 10, pp. 1048-1057.
  • Reddy, K. R., Al-Hamdan, A. Z., and Prasanth, A. (2011). “Enhanced Soil Flushing for Simultaneous Removal of PAHs and Heavy Metals from Industrial Contaminated Soil”, Journal of Hazardous, Toxic, and Radioactive Waste, ASCE, Vol. 15(3), 166-174.
  • Reddy, K. R., Darko-Kagya, K., and Al-Hamdan, A. Z. (2011). “Electrokinetic Remediation of Peer-Reviewedntachlorophenol Contaminated Clay Soil”, Water, Air, and Soil Pollution, Vol. 221, pp. 35-44.
  • Reddy, K. R., Darko-Kagya, K., and Al-Hamdan, A. Z. (2011). “Electrokinetic Remediation of Chlorinated Aromatic and Nitroaromatic Organic Contaminants in Clay Soil”, Environmental Engineering Science, Vol. 28, No. 6, pp. 405-413.
  • Ashour, M., Norris, G. M., Elfass, S., and Al-Hamdan, A. Z. (2010). “Mobilized Side and Tip Resistances of Piles in Clay”, Computers and Geotechnics, Vol. 37, pp. 858-866.
  • Reddy, K. R., Danda, S., Yukselen-Aksoy, Y., and Al-Hamdan, A. Z. (2010). “Sequestration of Heavy Metals in Soils from Two Polluted Industrial Sites: Implications on Remediation”, Land Contamination and Reclamation, Vol. 18, No. 1, pp. 13-23.
  • Roach, N., Reddy, K. R., Al-Hamdan, A. Z. (2009). “Particle Morphology and Mineral Structure of Heavy Metal-Contaminated Kaolin Soil before and after Elecktrokinetic Remediation”, Journal of Hazardous Materials, Vol. 165, No. 1-3, pp. 548-557.
  • Al-Hamdan, A. Z., and Reddy, K. R. (2008). “Geochemical Assessment of Metal Transport in Glacial Till during Electrokinetic Remediation”, Environmental Monitoring and Assessment, Vol. 139, No. 1-3, pp. 137-149.
  • Al-Hamdan, A. Z., and Reddy, K. R. (2008). “Transient Behavior of Heavy Metals in Soils during Electrokinetic Remediation”, Chemosphere, Vol. 71, No. 5, pp. 860-871.
  • Al-Hamdan, A. Z., and Reddy, K. R. (2008). “Electrokinetic Remediation Modeling Incorporating Geochemical Effects”, Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, ASCE, Vol. 134, No. 1, pp. 91-105.
  • Al-Hamdan, A. Z., Nnadi, F. N., and Romah, S. M. (2007). “Performance Reconnaissance of Stormwater Proprietary Best Management Practices”, Journal of Environmental Science and Health: Part A-Toxic/Hazardous Substances & Environmental Engineering, Vol. A42, No. 4, pp. 427-437.
  • Al-Hamdan, A. Z., and Reddy, K. R. (2006). “Adsorption of Heavy Metals in Glacial Till Soil”, Geotechnical and Geological Engineering, Vol. 24, No. 6, pp. 1679-1693.
  • Al-Hamdan, A. Z., and Reddy, K. R. (2006). “Geochemical Reconnaissance of Heavy Metals in Kaolin after Electrokinetic Remediation”, Journal of Environmental Science and Health: Part A-Toxic/Hazardous Substances & Environmental Engineering, Vol. A41, No. 1, pp. 17-33.
  • Al-Hamdan, A. Z., and Reddy, K. R. (2005). “Surface Speciation Modeling of Heavy Metals in Kaolin: Implications for Electrokinetic Soil Remediation Processes”, Adsorption, Vol. 11, No. 5-6, pp. 529-546.
  • Reddy, K. R., Chinthamreddy, S., and Al-Hamdan, A. Z. (2001). “Synergetic Effects of Multiple Metal Contaminants on Electrokinetic Remediation of Soils”, Remediation: The Journal of Environmental Cleanup Costs, Technologies & Techniques, John Wiley, Vol. 11, No. 3, pp. 85-109.
  • Al-Sheriadeh, M., Malkawi, A., Al-Hamdan, A. Z., and Abderahman, N. (2000). “Evaluating Sediment Yield at King Talal Reservoir from Landslides along Irbid–Amman Highway”, Engineering Geology, Vol. 56, pp. 361-372.
  • Al-Sheriadeh, M., and Al-Hamdan, A. Z. (1999). “Erosion Risk Assessment and Sediment Yield Production of the King Talal Watershed, Jordan”, Environmental Geology, Vol. 37, No. 3, pp. 234-242.

    Conference Papers

  • Al-Hamdan, A. Z., and Reddy, K. R., (2011). “Modeling of Heavy Metals Transport in High Acid Buffering Soil During Electrokinetic Remediation”, Proceedings of Geo-Frontiers 2011, Dallas, Texas. [Peer-Reviewed]
  • Al-Hamdan, A. Z., and Reddy, K. R., (2008). “Transport and Speciation of Heavy Metals in Soils during Electrokinetic Remediation: Influence of Soil Type and Electric Potential”, Proceedings of the ASCE GeoCongress 2008: Geotechnics of Waste Management and Remediation, New Orleans, Louisiana. [Peer-Reviewed]
  • Nnadi, F. N., Al-Hamdan, A. Z., and Romah, S. M. (2005). “Side by Side Evaluation of Stormwater Proprietary BMPs”, ASCE/EWRI-World Water & Environmental Resources Congress: Applied Research in Water, Wastewater and Stormwater - Stormwater Issues III, Anchorage, Alaska. [Peer-Reviewed]
  • Nnadi, F. N., Al-Hamdan, A. Z., and Romah, S. M. (2004). “Effectiveness of Stormwater Proprietary BMPs”, Proceedings of the 1st Annual Stromwater Management Research Symposium, Orlando, Florida. [Peer-Reviewed]
  • Reddy, K. R., and Al-Hamdan, A. Z. (2002). “Effect of Treatment Time and Voltage Gradient on Migration of Heavy Metals in Soils during Electrokinetics”, Proceedings of the 75th WEFTEC Conference, Remediation of Soils and Groundwater Symposium: Remediation Technologies, Chicago, Illinois. [Peer-Reviewed]
  • Al-Hamdan, A. Z., and Reddy, K. R. (2002). “Electrokinetic Remediation Modeling Incorporating Geochemical Reactions”, Division of Industrial and Engineering Chemistry, 224th ACS National Meeting, Boston, Massachusetts.